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MAY 27, 2010

5th Year Issue 20

Smiths Falls, meet your 2009 Citizen of the Year MELISSA DI COSTANZO


Jim Adam has immersed himself in a number of volunteer efforts in Smiths Falls simply because he has been trying to do something that matters. “We join service clubs and try to do our best,” he said. The 82-year-old’s participation in various town initiatives such as the Lions Club and the Station Theatre spans

decades, and on Thursday evening, his efforts were rewarded. Adam was handed the 2009 Smiths Falls Citizen of the Year Award at a banquet hosted by the Smiths Falls Civitan Club, and says receiving the award is an honour. “I didn’t realize I did all of those things,” he joked during his acceptance speech. “Thank you very much for this honour.” Currently in its 41st year, the Smiths Falls Citizen of the Year was initiated in 1969 by former mayor T.O. Ashwell,

and has been held annually ever since. It recognizes a citizen who has made contributions to the town through volunteer efforts which have had a positive effect on fellow citizens and the community. In 2006, the Smiths Falls Citizen of the Year Award was officially changed to the Dr. T.O. Ashwell Memorial Award in recognition of Ashwell’s leadership, initiative and many contributions to the town. Now, Adam joins a list of past recipients that includes Marty Dales (1983), Jim Evoy (1997), Tom Foulkes (2001), Wilf Toop (2005), Dennis Staples (1988) and Stan Suffel (2002). Some were present at Thursday night’s dinner and social hour and were asked to stand up for recognition. “As the prior recipients stood up, I said ‘there’s a good crowd,’” said Adam, whose two sons and daughter joined him at the reception. Mayor Dennis Staples outlined Adam’s accomplishments to the audience, and how his work has made an impact on the community for the past 50 years. “He’s made a significant contribution to his community and still makes a significant contribution to the community,” said Staples. “He’s been involved in a great many volunteer efforts in the town over the past years.” INVOLVEMENT IN THIS ‘BEAUTIFUL TOWN’ Adam said Smiths Falls is a beautiful town. “I don’t think any town in eastern Ontario can (compare to) this,” he said.



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Adam ‘honoured’ to receive award John Cousens congratulated his friend for his award. “Heartfelt congratulations, Jim,” said Cousens. “We’re proud of you. All volunteers are not alike … you’ve given your time spontaneously and freely.” Adam and his wife, Jeannine, were born in Quebec City, but were transferred to Smiths Falls in 1960 because of Jim’s job. Five years later, he became involved in the Smiths Falls Lions Club, where he became president in 1967. He’s managed the Lions Club food booth at the Lombardy Fair for many years and headed up the club’s Trillium grant committee for Lions Hall improvements. He was also instrumental in starting up a weekly bus service for seniors. Staples said Adam is a devoted family man, and member of St. John’s Anglican Church, who shares his kindness with his neighbours and friends. “He goes out of his way to assist several seniors with their tax returns and providing financial assistance,” said Staples. Adam has been active in Friends of Seniors since 1986 and was their treasurer for 12 years. He helped refurbish the George Street location of the community home support program and has also been involved with fundraising for

the Smiths Falls Curling and Squash Club and is an active participant in the annual Relay for Life. “Now I know why he’s never home,” said Jeannine, laughing, following the ceremony. “I’m very proud of him. He’s a hard worker, but he enjoys every minute of it.” The couple of 50 years said they were happy to settle in Smiths Falls. “It isn’t easy to find a good place to live,” said Jeannine. “We moved here in 1960, and we’ve been here ever since.”

Mayor Dennis Staples presents Jim Adam with a plaque Jeannine and Jim Adam proudly display Jim’s 2009 honouring Adam’s many contributions to the Town of Smiths Falls. PHOTOS BY MELISSA DI COSTANZO Smiths Falls Citizen of the Year award.

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SF campus of Willis College graduates its first students TONY PALERMO THIS WEEK

Over 100 people gathered at the historic Rideau Canal Museum on Thursday, May 20 to celebrate the first group of graduates from Willis College’s new Smiths Falls campus. “(The students) questioned their abilities,” said campus administrator Teresa NadeauLacroix. “And when they first started their programs, many wondered if they had made the right choice.” Just as she finished her sentence, a student rushed up to Nadeau-Lacroix and grabbed her in a tight embrace. Both whispered to each other and hugged for several seconds. When they parted, they were both fighting back tears. “I’m proud of all of these students, but I’m especially proud of this one,” said Nadeau-Lacroix. “That was Darlene Kerr. She never gave up, even when she wanted to. She needed a lot of encouragement and confidence-building. But, she was very proficient. She gave 110 per cent all of the time. Her attendance, dedication to the program and professionalism were excellent.” Students Peter Garrett and Elizabeth McGregor each spoke

during the ceremony, reflecting on their time at Willis College. Garrett had the audience laughing several times as he recalled practical jokes and class projects. McGregor shared her personal journey on how she went from a girl who was addicted to pain medication to a confident, sober and employed college graduate. “Addictions counsellors say that when you begin sobriety, you shouldn’t change too many things in your life,” said McGregor. “Well, I changed everything.” Nancy Metcalfe graduated from the business administration program and was hired by the Smiths Falls and District Chamber of Commerce as a community projects co-ordinator. Although she said the program was tough, Metcalfe found it to be an extremely rewarding experience. “It was a two-year program condensed into 52 weeks,” she said. “But everyone was great. The teachers and staff all had your back. If you had a problem, it was always an open-door policy. The teachers were knowledgeable and they had real world experience that they shared with us.” Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and Bob Cheetham, manager of economic development for the Town of Smiths Falls, attended the ceremony and took the time to congratulate the students and

provide them with advice. Hillier told the graduates how, at the age of 39, he too went back to school to study electrical engineering, never once thinking that he’d end up in politics. He found, however, that with his college diploma, many opportunities presented themselves. He advised the students to be proud, confident and to take action. “Many opportunities are out there for you,” he said. “Open that door and take the steps towards them.” Cheetham urged the graduates to pay it forward and give back to their communities. “Collaborate and get involved,” he said. “You can be anything that you want to be. You can make your community anything that you want it to be.” As a final thought, Willis College president Rima Aristocrat reminded everyone in attendance that there is no greater investment than investing in oneself. Nadeau-Lacroix looked around the crowded room and watched the students mingle with each other, family and friends. “These are like my own kids,” she said. “They’re my first students and now they’ve graduated. (Top) Students Peter Garrett and Elizabeth McGregor each spoke during the ceremony, reflecting on their time at 391212 Willis College. (Bottom) The group toss their mortarboards in celebration.

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Winchester native chosen third overall by SF Bears at Central Hockey League draft DANIEL NUGENT-BOWMAN THIS WEEK

Without any hesitation, Dave Gaw gave quite the telling answer.

The Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears head scout knows exactly where the team’s newest defenceman, Warren Steele, will be playing next year. “He’ll be one of our ’94s,” he said with a wry smile, noting Steele’s birth year. A graduate of the Upper Canada Cyclones minor midget AAA team, Steele was selected as the third overall pick in the 2010 Central Hockey League draft on Wednesday, May 19. Steele is expected to help a team that finished second last in the league’s Robinson D iv i s i o n w i t h 4 0 p o i n t s i n 2009-10. “He’s an intelligent player and

a great addition to our hockey team,” Gaw added. “He’s sound in all areas on the ice. He’s got defensive skill and offensive skill. He thinks the game (through) very well.” Sitting in the stands after being selected with his father, Robert, the former Cyclones captain knows he has some work to do in the offseason in order to keep up with older opponents next year – some three years his senior. “I need to get bigger, stronger, maybe put some weight on in order to jump up to the next level,” the Winchester native said. “I’d love to jump into the line up and make an impact. “It’ll definitely be a challenge fighting off those guys, but that’s

what working out is for over the summer. Putting on some muscle will make that easier.” With 12 points in 30 games from the backend last season for the Cyclones, Steele is armed with a heavy shot and sharp passing ability and is capable of quarterbacking a power play. Gaw said it wouldn’t be unreasonable to believe Steele could man that role by the 2011-12 season. “He would be a power play quarterback, maybe even a year from now,” he said.




Warren Steele, the Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears’ newest defenceman, was selected as the third overall pick in the 2010 Central Hockey League draft on Wednesday, May 19. He’s shown here with Dave Gaw, the Bears’ head scout.


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Getting in touch with your local history

It’s a hot summer day. It’s too hot to walk outside, much too hot to go for a run, and you have no errands to complete. It’s not a holiday weekend, nor are you on vacation. It’s just a regular summer weekend in Smiths Falls. You admit: you’re a little bored. Instead of slumping around the house, moving from the television to the computer and back to the television again, why not check out one of the three museums in town and learn a bit about your own backyard? As of May 1, the Heritage House Museum is open daily, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Dec. 23. This museum plays host to seven period rooms, which are furnished to depict the lifestyle of the mid-1800s. Learn about the times and the history of the house (including its builder, Joshua Bates), or, check out the “Hats off to you” exhibition, which opens on Friday, May 28, to learn more about the history of chapeaus. When you’re finished, why not take a stroll down to Lower Reach Park for an afternoon picnic with the kids? Similarly, as of May 21, the Rideau Canal Museum is open daily until Oct. 10 (including all weekends and holidays) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Take a tour of the locks you drive by every day and take a closer peek at the hydraulic system at the Smiths Falls’ combined locks and compare them to the original three-lift manual system, which was built by Lt. Col. By in 1829. Learn about the rich history of the Rideau Canal, which the museum is conveniently located next to, and what the museum used to function as prior to becoming what it is today. Smiths Falls has deep roots with the Canadian railway. Learn more about that past at the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, which is open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This museum has over 10,000 items in its vast collection of artifacts, and some could be ones you drive by on William Street each day (including cabooses and an automobile box car). Rail used to, and continues to play, an important part of Canada’s history. Learn why at this museum. The next time you’re looking for something to do on a lazy, hazy summer day, munch on some food for thought. You may be surprised about what you learn about your own community’s history. Do you have something to say about this or anything else that has appeared in Smiths Falls This Week? E-mail us, at jason.marshall@


Friends and family held a farewell tea for Elva Corless on Saturday at Trinity United Church. Corless is moving from Smiths Falls to Angus, which is just outside of Barrie, Ont. on June 14 with her daughter, Susan Milson. In addition to hugs. tears and goodbye speeches, Corless was presented with various presents, one including a picture of various familiar sights throughout the Town of Smiths Falls. Pictured here, Coun. Jack Traynor and Milson help Corless unwrap the painting. For more on Corless and her involvement in town, read next week’s issue of This Week.

Arena fundraising chugging along with community’s support MELISSA DI COSTANZO THIS WEEK

easily change, he added. The arena is expected to be hockey-season ready, which means an opening date in either August or September.

report has to say, and if the viability of a Y facility in Smiths Falls is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Last Wednesday afternoon was a good one for the new Memorial Community Centre: four local businesses donated a total of $61,000 to the cause, bringing donations to just over $100,000. But with a total price tag of $13 million and a fundraising goal of $1.3 million, the town still has a way to go. To get involved with this initiative, click on and go to the “get involved” box, where you can check out specs and download a pledge sheet. Construction is also chugging along: in fact,

YMCA FEASIBILITY STUDY COMING FORWARD A consultant from DMA Planning and Management will be back in town on Tuesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 95 to present the final report on the YMCA market research study. I had a quick chat with Coun. Chris Cummings about this report, and while he wasn’t quick to divulge information contained in the study just quite yet, he said the results were “fantastic.” I’m excited to hear what the

CONGRATS Congratulations to Jim Adam for receiving the prestigious Citizen of the Year award last Thursday evening! I have a feeling I met Jim when I was working my very first weekend in Smiths Falls (but as some of you know, my memory is becoming quite limited). Jim’s help in town is extensive; I have such admiration for someone who devotes so much of their time to their community. Congrats!

at council two weeks ago, Rick St. Dennis, the town’s director of community services, said construction is one week ahead of schedule. Although, given the nature of trade, this could

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Remembering 50 years of RDHS

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(Above) Courtney Anson jumps as part of a cheerleading demonstration during the Rideau District High School 50th reunion rededication ceremony Saturday afternoon in Elgin. The cheerleading team broke out cheers and displays from the 1960s for the occasion. (Top left) Former RDHS teachers Jim Pattinson and Rob Dobson prepare to pipe in special guests before the ceremony. (Bottom left) Lyle MacLennan, principal at Rideau from 1973 to 1976, gets the standing-room-only audience involved in a spirited Rideau cheer during the rededication ceremony. PHOTOS BY ROSANNE LAKE

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Notes From the Nest

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By: Katelyn Spence

Below: Tait Cameron, Sean English-McEwen and Spencer McEwen (missing from the photo) are triology students that made a big difference in our community for their ‘Change Our World’ project.

What are you doing ? “What are you going to do to change our world,” is what Ms. Fenlong asked her grade twelve Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology (triology) class in an assignment. After the class had watched the film Pay it Forward many saw how they could change our world. Three students, Spencer McEwen, Tait Cameron and Sean English-McEwen went above and beyond what Ms. Fenlong had anticipated her class doing. During a school run clean up it became noticeable to many students that there was a problem where the cigarette butts were being thrown. Spencer McEwen saw this problem before many others even realized it and decided that this was what he was going to do for the assignment. Leaving the cigarette butts on the ground was not environmentally friendly and it effected the over all cleanliness of the school. So spencer purchased a cigarette can and encouraged those that smoke to be more responsible. His effort effected not only the environment but the community. When one takes a drive to almost any community there is one thing that many people notice. That is people living on the streets. Tait Cameron decided to gather supplies that would be suitable for a person living on the streets. Cameron made a trip

to the Market in Ottawa and found an older gentleman across from one of the soup kitchens and decided to donate the supplies to him. The reply that Cameron got from the gentleman surprised her. He said he could not accept her supplies, but that she should donate them to the Shepherds of Good Hope shelter. This allowed her to realize “a small effort from us makes changes in their life.” Cameron’s supplies were well received and she got to see many different people that the shelter helps. How people respect the world they live in greatly effects the environment. Sean EnglishMcEwen saw that our school was doing what they could to improve our environment. On the community Pitch-In day he volunteered. Many were surprised that a teenager cared enough to help. Not only was he able to help improve our local environment, but he was also able to raise awareness about what people can do to help the environment. English-McEwen felt that is was a, “good assignment in class to inspire students”. It may have done more than that, showing many others that even the littlest acts can make a great difference in the world.

Right: The varsity girls soccer team won with a 3-2 victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday to collect the LCIAA Championship. They head to EOSSAA on May 26. The girls are the fourth Redhawk team to claim a Lanark Championship this year. Way to go Redhawks!

Above: Mr. Wheeler gladly pies Ms. Drouin in the face during the ‘pie in the face’ event to raise money for the up coming commencement dinner.






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Donna Bennett, owner of the H&R Block in Smiths Falls, presents a $1,000 cheque, which is going towards the new arena, to Coun. Chris Cummings, who is in charge of co-ordinating corporate donations for the new space. Just over $100,000 has been raised for the project; the fundraising goal is set at $1.3 million.

Rivers — A Source of Drinking Water By Janet Stavinga, Chair

Coming Up! Next SPC meeting is June 3 at 6pm at the Smiths Falls RCAF Wing (44 Abbott St. North). Committee members will be there early for a “meet and greet” from 5pm. The only agenda item is the approval of a DRAFT version of our Assessment Report. This report is a collection of all our technical findings and it will be posted this summer for public consultation – see our next column for details!

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Four municipalities in our region get their source of municipal drinking water from local rivers: Carleton Place, Ottawa, Perth and Smiths Falls. Their intake pipes draw water straight out of the Mississippi River, Ottawa River, Tay River and Rideau River, respectively. That water is then filtered, disinfected and tested before being piped out to homes and businesses in those urban areas. The Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee (SPC) is now completing studies that will make municipal drinking water even safer! These rivers and the land that drains into them upstream of the intakes were studied to determine where pollutants might be able to get into the water and how vulnerable the intakes are to contamination. Knowing this will allow us to create policies that will help prevent contamination in crucial areas. First, the studies assessed how vulnerable the intakes are to contamination. For instance, Ottawa’s intakes, that are over 300 metres from shore and more than 6 metres deep, are generally less vulnerable than intakes in smaller rivers like Perth’s whose intake is only four metres from shore and is less than two metres deep. Next, the studies mapped land and water where polluted runoff or spilled chemicals could flow downstream and reach the intake. Three important Intake Protection Zones (IPZs) were mapped: a 200 metre buffer around each intake (IPZ-1); an area within which runoff and spilled contaminants could reach the intake within 2 hours (IPZ-2); and a large area within which water could reach the intake (IPZ-3). Lastly, scientists determined how easily contaminants (if present) could enter the river within these three zones – the vulnerability of the area. They considered: amount of land in IPZ-2 (more land, more chance of contamination); land cover, soil type, permeability and slope (all determine if water will run off into the river or seep into the soil – higher runoff means more chance of contamination); and the presence of pathways like ditches, storm sewers and tributaries which make it easier for contaminants to get to the river. In IPZ-1, only Ottawa’s intakes received the lower of two possible vulnerability scores. In IPZ-2, Smiths Falls and Ottawa received the middle of three possible scores while Carleton Place and Perth received the highest. This is the first time this type of study has been done in Ontario and there has been a lot of debate about methodologies. While it’s not in the public interest to underestimate how vulnerable our drinking water sources are, it also isn’t right to assign the most restrictive vulnerability score to an area without scientific rationale. The SPC considers these results to be a reasonable first time assessment with the desire to reassess them (and assign vulnerability scores in IPZ-3) once more provincial direction is provided. Land uses are now being looked at within the most vulnerable areas to estimate how many significant threats to the water supply currently exist. Examples include municipal landfills and sewage treatment plants, large volume fuel storage, large volume fertilizer and pesticide application and spreading of manure. Many of these land uses can easily reduce their threat by implementing best management practices. A Source Protection Plan containing policies to address each threat will get underway this fall and will involve lots of public input.

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Smiths Falls woodturner Don Crowder displays some of his creations (including candlestick holders and bowls) during the annual Westport Area Dandelion Gardens Studio Tour, which was held over the Victoria Day long weekend.

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For the past month, members of the Smiths Falls and District Club for Youth have been growing tomatoes, green peppers, lettuce, marigolds, flat leaf lettuce, parsley and oregano. “It grows responsibility,” explains Kyle Normandin, a volunteer at the club. “Growing food saves money and has health benefits. It shows we can work together to accomplish a single task. It creates morale.” Now, the group is hoping to add their flowers and produce to a communal garden, which will hopefully be located at the Rideau Environmental Action League’s store and environmental centre on William Street.

to donate materials to this project, they are urged to contact REAL or the youth centre. “This idea is open to anyone else coming forward,” says Brandum. “We’re excited about it.” A GREEN FUTURE? Muldoon also hopes the youth club will participate in a number of future green initiatives: the centre is planning on applying for a YMCA ecological grant to hire Normandin on as an intern. Muldoon is also trying to promote compositing at the Main Street house, as part of a green competition various youth clubs across Canada are participating in. “Hopefully, we’re going to go green,” she says.


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Kyle Normandin, a volunteer at the Smiths Falls and District Club for Youth, displays some of the seedlings growing at the centre.

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IN PROGRESS Colleen Muldoon, manager of the youth centre, says she has been meeting with representatives from Big BrothersBig Sisters Lanark County, REAL and the Link Mental Health Support Project in order to help turn this idea into a reality. She calls the partnerships “natural.” “It seemed like a perfect fit for the youth club,” she says. Muldoon imagines the garden space, which will hopefully be located at the north side of REAL’s parking lot, to flourish into an area where residents can have homegrown picnics and play summer games, such as Frisbee. “The seedlings are just the start,” she says. With a little help from representatives from ecoPerth in early April, youth clubbers have been watching their little seed-

lings grow as each week progresses. “I think they can learn a lot from it,” says Muldoon. “I see the youth looking at the growing process, and they’re pretty proud of it already.” The communal garden will grow vegetables for the centre’s snack program and encourage youth to get away from television and computers and out into the sunshine and learn about gardens, adds Muldoon. And, if they have extras, participating gardeners will donate their excesses to the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank. “It will teach kids about the environment,” she says. “REAL has water, and we’re providing the labour. It provides hands-on learning.” Susan Brandum, manager of REAL, says environmentally, a communal garden makes sense in economically-tight times. “It doesn’t make sense to transport tomatoes from Ontario to California,” she says, adding peak oil price increases make it even more difficult for struggling families. “This is growing close to where you eat.” Brandum says years ago, residents tried to create a communal garden, except there was no space downtown. REAL will provide garden materials such as rain barrels and tomato cages. But in order to turn this project into a reality, all participating planters require straw bales, soil, composted manure and tools. If the project moves forward, there will be a garden space for each of the four participating organizations. The beds are being planned as raised straw and bale, and one metre by six metres large. If additional organization or families would like to participate, or would like




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Lilac Festival-goers take a moment away from the crowd to stroll down Lilac Lane. The lilac capital of Ontario hosted the 2010 Franktown Lilac Festival on Saturday. The sunny, warm weather attracted many throughout the day, who shopped in the craft market, and played various activities with their children.

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Jewels to open new location in Perth on June 5 FROM PAGE 6 LOOKING AT THE STARS I came across a website the other day about the Smiths Falls Amateur Astronomy Group, who, as you may guess from the title, are exactly that: local amateur astronomers. My interest in astronomy has spanned from looking at the sky at night, trying to pick out different constellations, to almost taking a course at university about it (the class didn’t fill up and was eventually cancelled). What I mean to say is that it’s always been an interest of mine, which is why when I came across group/sf_astronomy/, I curiously sent founder of the group, David O’Hare an email. The group has 20 members (everyone is welcome) and has acquired 10 telescopes, he wrote back. My interest piqued when he said the group has the ability to show live images on computer and television screens during the

group’s Stars in the Park events, which is essentially stargazing in one of Smiths Falls’ parks, allowing the group to bring astronomy to the people. How cool is that? If it’s too cold or rainy, but you’re interested in checking out live webcasts of the group, go to http://www.ustream. tv/user/sf-aag/schedule. To find out when the group’s next Stars in the Park event will be, O’Hare said he asks people follow the group online at the previously listed website (they’re working on their own site, but be sure to use this link in the meantime). “(People) can also just stop by if they see us set up anywhere in town, as sometimes we just set up in our own driveways for some casual observing. We are always willing to share, and answer any questions,” O’Hare wrote. “We want everyone, not just the residents of Smiths Falls, but the tourists as well, to have the opportunity to have a look through one of our telescopes.”

Don Marrow, lockmaster at the Abbott Street lock station, gears up for the 2010 boating season on the Rideau Canal. The locks along the canal opened for 2010 navigation on Friday, May 21. MELISSA DI COSTANZO/ THIS WEEK

JEWELS OPENING IN PERTH Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County are inviting you to join them for the grand opening of the Perth location of Jewels Gently Used Clothing on Saturday, June 5 at 11 a.m. The new location is located at 37B Foster St. and is modeled after BBBS’s Jewels shop on Wilson Street in Smiths Falls, which has been open since 2004 and has more than 20 volunteers who staff the shop, in addition to a part-time manager. The new shop will sell clothing for women, men and children, as well as household items. Bargain hunters can get shopping at Jewels Gently Used Clothing when the doors open on June 1. The annual general meeting for Big Brothers Big Sisters will be held on the same day, at 10 a.m. at the Children’s Aid Society’s office in room 10-D. For more information call 613-283-0570, or visit www.

Business retention and expansion program requires more volunteers

Members of the business retention and expansion (BR and E) task force require at least 10 more volunteers to complete an upcoming survey of local business owners. Under the BR and E plan, the town’s business community will be broken down into various sectors, including manufacturing, tourism and retail. A team of two volunteers will arrange to meet with business owners or managers for the purpose of having them complete a one-and-a-half-hour survey. Questions are focused on general business retention, but will also include questions designed to gather opinions on specific segments of the town’s

business community. “This survey is a critical piece in the ongoing work we all have to do as residents of this community to create long-term and sustainable economic growth,” said Jack Clements, co-ordinator of the BR and E project. “We have about 20 volunteers now, but we need another 10 or more to get the job done.” Clements said the survey will focus on the Smiths Falls business community – that is, those who know best what they need now and in the future to keep creating jobs and opportunities in the town. “Who knows better than businesspeople what businesses

need?” said Clements. “If we do not get more volunteers signing on, the project could take much longer than originally planned to complete, which will delay the delivery of very critical data.” Clemens said the BR and E force hopes the end result will be a document made in Smiths Falls, specific to Smiths Falls, and one that addresses current and future needs in Smiths Falls. “It will be a win-win for everyone,” Clements said. Those wishing to participate as volunteer survey persons should contact Stephen Blair at -Submitted by the business retention and expansion program

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3 bedroom house. Fenced-in yard, parking. $1,800 plus heat, hydro and water. First and last. References. 613-267-6839. PERTH: House to rent. Large eat-in kitchen, dining and living room, 2 bedrooms and bathroom on second level. Fridge, stove and parking included. Gas heat, water and hydro extra. $790/month. 613264-0002.

2 bedroom apartment. Clean building. $680/month plus hydro. Parking, coin laundry facilities available. Fridge and stove included. 613-925-3046.


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Suddenly, at her home in Perth, on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Jeanne Yvet Taillon-Craske at the age of 78 years. Cherished wife for 25 years of Peter Craske. Dearly loved mother of Danny Brown (Micheline), David Brown (Carol), Christine Rainville (Guy) and stepmother of Stephen Craske (Jane). Loving grandmother of Alex, Lee, Jason, Todd, Katrina, Thomas, Danielle and Madison. Dear sister of Roger, Monique, Rachel, Cecile and the late Fernand and Jacqueline. Jeanne will be sadly missed by her extended family, her friends at the Links O’ Tay, the Perth Legion and Riverview Seniors. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. John’s Church, Perth on Tuesday, May 25 at 10 a.m. Private family interment will be held at a later date. In remembrance, contributions to a memorial fund of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, 15 Gore St. W. Perth, 613-267-3765.

Stiller Agnes Jane Stiller Peacefuly, at Lanark Lodge, Perth, on Monday, May 17, 2010 Agnes (Machan) Stiller (Life Member of the Perth Civitan Club and long time member of Calvin United Church) in her 82nd year. Daughter of the late Ethel (White) and James Machan. Beloved wife for 54 years of Gordon Stiller of Lanark Lodge. Loved mother of Mark (Dianne Stoness), Ralph and the late William James Stiller. Cherished grandmother of Nikki and Kelsey Stiller all of Perth. Dear sister of David (Thelma), John (Elsie), Keith (Peggy) and Charlie (Jessie) Machan, Effie (Orville) Buchanan, Ora (late Joe) Paul, Betty (James) Closs and the late Williard Machan and Marion Churchill. She will be fondly remembered by her brother-in-law Lyle Churchill, her many nieces, nephews, all her family and friends. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Friday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. Interment, Scotch Line Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark County Alzheimer Society or Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund would be appreciated. CL19919




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Take a break from digging in your garden, and come to the Station Theatre in Smiths Falls to hear Ed Lawrence, gardening guru of CBC Radio One’s “Ontario Today,” on Sunday, May 30 at 2 p.m. Lawrence is the author of the book “Gardening Grief

The schools which will be teaching the program include Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place, St. John Catholic High School in Perth, St. Luke Catholic High School in Smiths Falls, Carleton Place High School, Perth and District Collegiate Institute, and Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute.


Carleton Place High School students Liz Marcil, left and Meghan Strickland give MP Scott Reid some instruction on how to use a life-saving defibrillator machine. Landscape Ontario’s Garden Communicators’ Award for his broadcast work and the Ontario Horticultural Association’s Award of Merit. Following Lawrence’s talk on what grows well in eastern Ontario and green alternatives for pest control, Lawrence will answer your

gardening questions. Admission is $7 per person. Tickets are available at the Smiths Falls Public Library, Gemmell’s Garden Centre, Elizabeth Interiors and Doree’s Habit (located in Merrickville). For more information about the event, contact the library at 613-283-2911.

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7 Saddle Ave $74,900 Otterdale Estates well cared for 3 bdrm. Large addition, newer windows & furnace, gas fireplace, Garage.

4 Kavanaugh Dr. $84,900 Spacious and updated mobile with 2 large bedrooms, 4 pc bathroom, great additions & attached garage. Have a look!

5491 Main St $125,900 An opportunity in Osgoode Open concept living area, central kitchen, 3 bdrms 60 x 90 lot. Possibilities !

Saturday 1:00-2:30pm 19 Thomas St. $149,500 3 bdrm semi-detached offers a large fenced yard, front and back decks, modern accents & colors, 1 car garage.

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61 Wilson St $224,900 Extensively renovated home. 3 bedrm, grand archway hardwood, a lavish bath, garage, fireplace, large lot.

173 Old Kingston Rd $235,000 4 bdrm c/w garage, walk-out basement, pool and treed lot. Very functional & efficient home, loads of storage space.

260 Cty Rd 1 $239,900 3 bdrm, 2 bath spotless bungalow on 2.64 acres. Considerable upgrades here, Central air, garage Plus Plus!

156 Pine Ave.. $254,900 4bdrm raised bungalow built in (09) offering all hrdwd & tile on main, steel roofing, large garage and 2.4 acre lot in” The Pines”

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20 acre Hobby Farm

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339 Leacock Rd. $189,900 Harness your country spirit mid way between Brockville and Smiths Falls. 1.5 storey home on a 20 acre parcel.

46 Merrick St. $219,500 Fully finished home boasts durable steel roofing, cozy gas fireplace, garage, paved drive & super central town location..

3091 Cedar Beach La $229,000

Sophisticated 3 bdrm bungalow. Modern upgrades, tastefully renovated. Located off Rideau River Rd.

Majestic Tri-plex

Cottage on the Narrows

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50 Gladstone Av $209,000 Large tri-plex, reliable tenants, Large family home. Surround updated furnace, wiring, porch style deck, hot-tub, gazebo, central air, gas fireplace, garage, and more. Central Smiths Falls location. 3 bdrm & more. 16 Salmon Side Rd. $279,900

908 R9 $369,900 Magnificent view & sunsets, furnished 3 season cottage + boathouse. Enjoy swimming & fishing on the Rideau.

Come and Enjoy Smiths Falls “ Heart of The Rideau” If you’re thinking of buying a new home, consider Smiths Falls. Great Community. Great Prices. Great time to Invest.

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24 Lansdowne Avenue Saturday, May 31 1 - 2:30 p.m. 1 Windsor Cres., Victoria Woods

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3 bedroom home on a nicely landscaped and clean lot with double garage, paved drive, sunken living room, oak kitchen and railing, master ensuite bath. $289,900. MLS# 759898 MEMBERS OF THE OTTAWA REAL ESTATE BOARD

4 bedroom home on 2.25 acres on a quiet country road. Living room with woodstove, main floor laundry, den, storage room, large deck. Newer shingles. $160,000. MLS# 751577

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Royal LePage Gale Real Estate is pleased to welcome Lynn Vardy to our Carleton Place Office. Lynn was born in Newfoundland and spent her childhood in Labrador. She first became a licensed Realtor in Nova Scotia. She moved to Ottawa in 2001, and decided to settle in Carleton Place to raise her family. Being the wife of a former Military member, she was forced to move often, and certainly understands the issues from a homeowners perspective.

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Sharon Skrepnek, president of the Smiths Falls Horticultural Society, displays some of the plants for sale at the annual spring sale on Saturday, May 22, which was held at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95.

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REMARKABLE RIDEAU PROPERTY! 6500+/- feet of shoreline, great swimming off the rocky point, plus sandy beach area. Tastefully decorated 3 bedroom brick home located on a point surrounded by water - postcard views! Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613-326-1361




BEAUTIFUL HOUSE ON 100 ACRES $399,000 - Fabulous renovated 4 bdrm brick farmhouse situated on 100 beautiful acres. Very private setting located between Smiths Falls & Merrickville. Home features hardwood flrs & porcelain in kitchen & bathrooms, vinyl clad windows, brick fireplace, finished walk-up attic, central air, steel roof, new oil tank & septic system (dec 2009). Lovely wrap-around verandah & back deck for barbeques. Realize your dreams of living the country life! Christian Allan 613-207-0834

RIVERFRONT ESTATE/ RETREAT - 100 ACRES 9 bedrooms, 7+ baths 5 MINUTES TO PERTH Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613-326-1361

Lakeside living on beautiful South Shore Otty Lake within 10 mins to heritage Perth & approx. 1 hour to Ottawa. Sun-flooded, 2-storey cathedral ceiling, open main level floor plan with oak flooring, central wood-burning fireplace, bright oak kitchen with centre island & breakfast counter. Private lakeside deck off dining area. Main-level laundry, large master bdrm with walk-in closet & cheater door to main bath, 2nd level loft area, full partially developed lower level with Jotel woodstove. Excellent shoreline, rock/pbble sandy base, good depth at dock, great boating & swimming. $499,900. Call Andrew Rivington, Cell 613-812-3280

BLACK LAKE - Gorgeous waterfront lot on the very desirable Black Lake only mins. to hitoric Perth and the quaint village of Westport. Beautifully treed and nicely elevated with a gradual slope to the pristine shoreline, this lot is truly a rare find. Imagine the serenity of panoramic sunsets and the peaceful privacy this lot affords. Neighbourhood features a well-maintained road, easy year-round access and Hydro and telephone service at the lot line. $249,900. Call Andrew Rivington, Cell 613-812-3280

BLACK LAKE - $205,000 – open concept 2 bedroom cottage with 115 feet of waterfront and almost 250 feet deep. Huge master bedroom, screened-in porch. Great access on the Black Lake North Shore Road. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361








CHRISTIE LAKE – great waterfront for swimming – 2 bedroom cottage with fabulous views from the deck - updated bathroom, new siding, stone fireplace. $259,000. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613 326-1361

$469,000. A magnificent seasonal waterfront home, just 20 minutes southwest of Perth - absolute privacy in your 2,000 square foot scribe log home looking out over 450 feet of rocky, clean and deep frontage with western exposure - there are docks at both ends of the property, wraparound deck and patio overlooking the water plus a screened-in gazebo and firepit for those evening gatherings outside - there are walking trails along the waterfront and around the woods of the 3½ acres - four bedrooms plus a large sitting area for overflow guests to bed down in - a beautiful sunroom/family room off the dining room - two sided fireplace accessible by both dining and living rooms. MLS # 753295. Bob Ferguson (cell) 613-812-8871

2305B OPINICON ROAD $279,000 WATERFRONT OPINICON LAKE (Rideau system close to Chaffeys Locks) wonderful 2 + 1 bedroom furnished cottage with large eat-in kitchen, new appliances, 4 pc bath, open concept living/dining room - 147 ft excellent shoreline and incredible view. CALL or EMAIL Julia 613-328-3635

3533 R35 COVE ROAD $399,000 WATERFRONT BIG RIDEAU LAKE - Attention Boaters - retire to this excellent property with a new 80ft dock, 3 bdrm home with walk-out basement, insulated attached workshop and double car garage, guest cabin with garage and 3 pc bath set in a park-like setting of mature trees and perennial gardens. CALL or EMAIL Julia 613-328-3635

137 Beek Road $159,000 RIDEAU RIVER - Get away this summer to this very affordable, neat and tidy, low maintenance 2 bdrm cottage on the Rideau between Smiths Falls and Merrickville. This pretty little updated cottage, kept cozy with a new propane corner fireplace, is furnished with everything you will need. CALL or EMAIL Julia 613-328-3635

Crow Lake Road $169,000 BOB’S LAKE - Start building your dream home or cottage on this 2 acre, very pretty lot with apple trees along a landscaped lawn, good shoreline, and treed at the road for extra privacy. Right off a paved road, this property has excellent 4 season access - close to Westport and Perth. CALL or EMAIL Julia 613-328-3635

185 Maple Hollow Drive $259,000 DALHOUSIE LAKE - Very pretty 3 bedroom, 4 season retreat right at the water’s edge. Open concept with pine vaulted ceiling, large master with balcony overlooking the water, insulated attached garage/workshop on a low maintenance property. Enjoy the summer’s fishing on the lake and the winter skiing at Calbogie Peaks or make this your 4 season home only minutes from Perth. CALL or EMAIL Julia 613-328-3635



TOTALLY RENOVATED - PRIVATE FROM THE ROAD – GORGEOUS HISTORIC LOG HOME - 100 ACRES - 3 bedrooms, main floor family room with wonderful woodstove, open concept living/dining, outbuildings, hardwood bush, rolling hills, etc.! 40 minutes to Kanata, < 20 minutes to Perth. $549,000. MLS# 746378. Call us – Barbara Shepherd (cell - 613-326-1361) or Paul Martin.


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Carefree living can be yours at Tay Terraces with gorgeous view of the Tay River and only 4 blocks to historic downtown Perth. Sell your lawnmower and play golf at Canada’s oldest golf course, which is within ‘driving’ distance. This 3rd level riverview condo features a large open living/dining area, eat-in kitchen, spacious bedroom with walk-in closet, good-sized laundry/storage room and cental air. $186,500. Call Andrew Rivington, Cell 613-812-3280


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SATURDAY, MAY 29 • 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. 121 FLAT ROCK LANE - OTTY LAKE $249,000 - Otty Lake. Less than 10 minutes from Perth with great road access & spectacular sunsets, well maintained 2 bedroom cottage with maple flooring. Large glassed-in sunporch could provide a third bedroom. Septic system with lake water in-take. Building raised with new foundation. MLS# 742574 Bob Ferguson (cell) 613-812-8871


SATURDAY, MAY 29 • 1 P.M. - 3 P.M. 140 FAIRS LANE - PATTERSON LAKE Directions: from Lanark go north on Hwy. 511 to Cty. Rd. 8 (Watson’s Crnrs. Rd.) & turn left. Go approx. 9 km. to Dalhousie Con. 8 & turn right. Go 1 km into Fairs Lane. Signs at entrance! $369,000 Dream cottage with 280 feet of good waterfront on a quiet clean lake an hour west of Ottawa. Good swimming & boating. Newer dbl. detached garage/workshop. Bunkie for kids & firewood/storage shed. New shingled roof in 2010. MLS # 756198. Bob Ferguson (cell) 613-812-8871


SUNDAY, JUNE 6 • 1 - 2:30 P.M. 180 CROMWELL CRESCENT Pine Arbour Estates $389,000 - Custom built Cape Cod nestled in desirable Pine Arbour Estates. Quality construction with all the bells & whistles. Oak floors throughout both levels, slate tile in bathrooms, vaulted ceiling in open concept great room, natural gas fireplace with stone surround, instant hot water, oversized att garage is insulated & drywalled, red cedar covered verandah, deck with natural gas BBQ hookup.The list is endless. A must see! Christian Allan 613-207-0834

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 30 • 12 - 1 P.M. Reduced - $224,900 • 84 Drummond St. W., Perth You will not believe how lovely & spacious this totally renovated 3+1 bedroom home is - updated from the inside out including 20x20 addition that houses a gorgeous living room with sparkling hardwood floors & gas stove & the upper level is a huge master bedroom with his & her closes & 3-pc ensuite bath. The ash cupborads, centre breakfast island, ceramic tile flooring & built-in appliances highlight the beautiful kitchen. The keyhole archway opens from the kitchen to the dining room. Spacious front & rear foyers, 3 generous-sized bedrooms, each with closets & new flooring as well as the main bath with old-fashioned claw-foot tub & master bedroom finish off the upper level. Other features include double detached 18x32 garage, double wide paved driveway, gas furnace replaced approximately 2002, steel roof & windows replaced at the time of the major renovations, approximately 11 years ago, main-floor laundry & powder room, good storage & closet space on both levels. An absolute gem. MLS# 092103007503810. Sheri, 613-812-1215





MABERLY AREA - $239,000. 3 Bedroom brick & aluminum bungalow with lots of upgrades since 2008 - finished lower level with family room & pellet stove, bedroom, den/office and combo laundry/3 piece bath - new ceramic & hardwood flooring on main level, new maple kitchen, new ensuite bath & walk-in closet off the master bedroom - new covered back deck - between 2006 & 2008, paved driveway, front deck, water softener, windows, roof shingles - other features include front sunroom/formal dining room, single attached garage with basement walkout and detached garage/workshop further back on property. Mls # 759687. Bob Ferguson (cell) 613-812-8871

PERTH IN-TOWN - $199,900 Location, location location! Welcome to perth’s nicest neighbourhood, perfect for the retiree, busy family or first time buyer. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom bungalow features a newer natural gas furnace (2006), newer shingles (2009), vinyl clad windows, fabulous decking & many interior finishing updates. Plenty of storage & additional living space potential to be found in the partially finished lower level. Christian Allan 613-207-0834 and Norene Allan 613-812-0407

SMITHS FALLS IN-TOWN - $324,900 Fabulous brick home with renovated kitchen, huge living room w/stone fireplace, raised dining area, den w/2nd fireplace,sunroom/home office and hardwood floors on the main level.5 Bdrms on the 2nd floor, including large master with walk-in closet and ensuite plus full bath with jacuzzi tub. Steel tile roof(2009), upgraded electrical and plumbing, he gas furnace, and newer vinyl-clad windows. 1 Block from the Rideau Canal & Centennial Park. Christian Allan 613-207-0834

TRIPLEX - Spacious units on the Rideau Ferry Road in a beautiful location across from Rideau Lake! 2, 2 bedroom and a one bedroom. Cathedral ceilings, pine floors, updated! $229,000.

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Great beginnings - excellent location backing onto Last Duel Park in a quiet residential neighbourhood, around the corner from the public boat launch. This 3 bdrm home has great potential, goodsized second level bathroom, central air conditioning and natural gas furnace new in 2003. Single car detached garage & large storage shed with power at rear of property. Beautiful park-like fenced lot, gorgeous mature trees & perennial flower gardens. $152,000. Call Andrew Rivington, Cell 613-812-3280

13 HARRIS ST., PERTH $198,900 You won’t believe the living space in this 3+2 bedroom bungalow - perfect home for a large family, spacious rooms on both levels - many upgrades in the past few years including all new thermopane windows on both levels(the ones in the living room & dining area are huge), eat-in kitchen opened up with new flooring, counter top & sink, new laminate flooring in the living room, hallway and bedrooms, new cushion floor in the main bath - shingles approximately 10 years old, gas furnace & central air replaced 2-4 years ago - other features include walk-up attic, linen & clothes closet in front hall - lower level houses finished rec room with brick hearth (would make a lovely area for a gas stove), 2 bedrooms, 3 piece bathroom, closets, laundry/utility room with tub & cold room with built-in shelves - the paved driveway & carport leads to a huge workshop area which leads to the 3 season sunroom and back yard area. MLS# 092103007508800. Sheri, 613-812-1215

124-126 PETER ST., PERTH - $219,000 An excellent opportunity to own a really good duplex in the heart of downtown heritage Perth - great corner lot provides lots of separate parking for each unit with each having a nice grassed back yard area as well - the units are a mirror image of each other with spacious interiors - each has a separate 3 season porch & they share a garden shed/storage area at the back - 2 new gas furnaces installed 2004 - both units tenant occupied on a month-to-month basis with tenants paying all utilities - unit 124 on the left has seen the most upgrades over the past 10 years including pine floors refinished on both levels, ceramic tile flooring in kitchen, most walls have been drywalled, new thermopane windows except for 3 - each unit has large eat-in kitchen with back stairs up to laundry/storage area, dining room, liv rm, large front foyer (one side has closet), 3 good sized bedrms, bathrm & spacious upper landing - rents are 750.00 & 776.00 Per month. 092103006000200. Sheri, 613-812-1215

DUPLEX - $169,900 - 3 bedroom with basement and 1 bedroom, across from Code’s Mill Inn and Spa. MLS# 745872. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

TAY TERRACES – Riverfront, ground floor, 2 bedroom condo. Separate dining room, walk to golf course, shops, restaurants. It’s a wonderful lifestyle… $239,000. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361


2 storey brick duplex, up/down, located 4 blocks from downtown heritage Perth. 2 driveways, deep lot, private rear yard, att. storage building. Newer gas furnace (2008) & gas hot water heater (2005). Main-level 2 bdrm unit with gas cookstove, full basement, very clean. 2nd level is a 1 bdrm unit with 3-season sunroom, could be converted to a 2nd bdrm. Majority of the windows were replaced in 2009. $189,900. Call Andrew Rivington, Cell 613-812-3280


Great opportunity to purchase a commercial/retail space with 3 bdrm apartment above. Downtown heritage Perth. Excellent exposure fronting on Wilson St. W., the main artery from Hwy. 7 to the downtown core. Ground floor commercial space features hardwood flooring, original wood trim, kitchen, small bathroom and track lighting in 4 of the front rooms. The second floor 3 bdrm features hardwood flooring, a new 4pc. bathroom, original wood trim, large master bdrm with ensuite, laundry facilities and newer patio door to rear deck. $249,900. Call Andrew Rivington, Cell 613-812-3280


CUSTOM BUNGALOW 15 MINUTES TO PERTH with totally finished walkout lower level – Top quality for energy efficiency and enjoyment. Stunning master suite – Gorgeous design and finishings. $318,000. MLS# 751448. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613-326-1361



Edge of Town - $229,000 Immaculate sidesplit - very private backyard - totally updated - newer kitchen, baths, flooring, windows and doors - just move in. MLS# 757582. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613-326-1361

6952 McDONALDS CORNERS RD. $359,000 Tree-lined country lane sets the scene for a beautiful, private setting for this 97 acre farm property-this 4+ bedroom century farmhouse still holds charm & character of yesterday with modern updates to satisfy today’s wants & needs-features include original tongue & groove ceilings, refinished & built-in cabinetry in dining room, maple hardwood floors throughout main level & covered pine in upper level - country sized eat-in kitchen with picture window, woodstove, back staircase, walk-in pantry, main-floor laundry & front parlour has floor to ceiling bay window with access to the 2 piece powder room the upper level houses 3 decent sized bedrooms, 3 piece bath with clawfoot tub, dressing room-2 rooms in the new addition (which would make an awesome master suite) which are currently being used as a studio area & office/den-3 season insulated enclosed front porch looks out over beautiful pond-great barn, driveshed, lovely ground with perennial & vegetable gardens, apple trees & hen house! MLS# 094000404002500. Sheri, 613-812-1215


NEW PRICE! $159,000 Attention contractors & sweat equity buyers. Great opportunity to buy a fixer-upper only 8 kms from downtown Perth. 3+1 Bdrms, 2 baths, spacious living rm with patio door to back deck. Functional kitchen with formal dining rm. Main-flr laundry with mudroom leading to attached garage. Newer shingles (2008). Full unfinished basement with good head room. Nice lot on paved county road. Christian Allan 613-207-0834





33 LAKE DR., PORT ELMSLEY HOME PARK - $72,900 You would never guess you are walking into a modular home when you step through the front door of this 1,120 square foot, fabulous 3 bedrm, gorgeous interior incl golden oak cabinets with lots of room for your dining tablevaulted ceiling adds to the spaciousness of the kitchen, dining & living room area-master bedroom has large closet & 4 piece ensuite bath-2 other bedrooms are located at the other end with their own 4 piece bath-spacious foyer with double closet, main-level laundry with upper cupboards, efficient forced air electric furnace & new central air conditioning installed-2 decks, 4 appliances included, storage shed-the park is located on the lower rideau lake midway between Perth & Smiths Falls near Beveridge Locks - docking space available - fees 317.35/month, includes taxes. MLS # 201046435. Sheri, 613-812-1215

33 BIRCH DR., PORT ELMSLEY HOME PARK - NOW $52,900 Affordable 3 bedroom mobile home located in one of the prettiest parks in the area - located on the banks of the Lower Rideau Lake, midway to Rideau Ferry, Perth or Smiths Falls - great shared use of the open space & waterfront area - launch a canoe or throw in a line for a fish - many upgrades including windows & exterior steel doors, skirting & insulation underneath, new flooring & interior totally painted, interior doors & light fixtures replaced, tub surround installed & built a new back stoop - there`s a nice 3 season sunporch that leads into the open mud room/foyer area with closet - oil furnace, oil tank & rubber membrane on roof were replaced 2005 - there are 2 good sized storage shed, mature maples on the lot, lovely yard and room for 2 cars to park in the driveway - current monthly fees 306.00 Includes taxes. MLS # 201046573. Sheri, 613-812-1215

2998 ELPHIN MABERLY RD. (ELPHIN) $192,000 Built to last with classic beauty & warm inviting appeal - absolutely gorgeous grounds & gardens tucked in behind privacy shrubs, trees & natural fencing-a quiet oasis like a secret garden where you can sit back & forget the day’s worries-this historic home was once an inn with blacksmith shop & stables - this 4+ bedroom home has all the charm of yesteryear but with upgrades completed to meet today`s modern requirements - features include lovely curving staircase, maple & pine floors, large dining room with original wainscotting, country eat-in kitchen with pantry area, large landings on both levels, master bedroom has its own dressing room, main bath has been totally renovated including soaker tub, laundry on main floor, back staircase leading to upper storage & summer kitchen with original tin walls & ceiling - lawns & gardens are beautiful with fenced vegetable garden, perennials, stone walkways - enjoy an evening campfire or sit by the goldfish pond - a wonderful country property! MLS# 094000404012300. Sheri, 613-812-1215

NEW PRICE! $169,000 Fresh, clean & bright 4 bedroom home in ready to move in condition. Huge eat-in kitchen, spacious dining room, large living room. Renovated 4 pc bath, updated plumbing & wiring, freshly painted walls. Attached garage with unfinished loft space & potential mud room. Fantastic fenced yard & nice walkway leading to both entrances. Christian Allan 613-207-0834

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